The role that I didn’t care was his girlfriend because she became a rich and professional person. In addition, she didn’t want to go further in the relationship because Ron was a paralyzed veteran person and after all her girlfriend was against the war, so she had no more value of relationship towards him. The whole story engaged me till the end because it had ups and downs with full of heart touching emotions. The conflict that confused me a lot and it was hard for me to understand that why the government didn’t realize the poor situation of the veterans, their needs and what they wanted to say? In particular, when the soldiers ended up
Andrei was once on the fast track to becoming a professor, but is now working for the county council. He feels like a failure and exclaims, “Oh where is it, where did my past go, when I was young, happy and intelligent, when my dreams and thoughts had some grace, and the present and future were lit up with hope?” (Chekhov 87). Andrei becomes dissatisfied with life not only because of his occupational strife, but also the marital problems he is enduring. At one point, he reveals how he questions his marriage with Natasha, “I don’t understand what I love her for, or why – I love her so – or – at least, loved-“(Chekhov 83). Succumbing to professional and personal dilemmas, it is clear why Andrei would be dissatisfied with life.
Joy/Hulga from O’Connor’s short story “Good Country People” is a sarcastic and cynical protagonist, who claiming that she doesn’t believe in anything, as her mother, Mrs. Hopewell said to Manley, “My daughter is an atheist and won’t let me keep the Bible in the parlor.” (O’Connor 224) Also, Joy/Hulga tried to express herself to Manley as her being a strong, smart, and independent woman that only believe herself, “I don’t have illusions. I’m one of those people who see through to nothing”(O’Connor 231) However, at the end of the story, the readers can discovered that Joy/Hulga was just a weak innocent woman who failed to see the real world that is a mixture of good and evil and destroyed her belief through her lack of self-awareness that being used by Manley. Joy is thirty-two years old woman with an artificial leg who is highly educated with a doctorate degree in philosophy, and thinks that she is smarter and better than anybody else. The readers can find the evidence of Joy being arrogant from what O’Connor said about her, “If it had not been for this condition, she would be far from these red hills and good country people. She would be in a university lecturing to people who knew what she was talking about.”(O’Connor 223) The sentences
Between The Odyssey’s Penelope and Athena, and Cold Mountain’s Ada and Ruby, the pairs mutually work to better the situation with men journeying to the major characters, Penelope and Ada. Ada compares to Penelope as both have husbands away at war, but there is more than just that. Ada and Penelope both age and mature well in the arms of their comforters. Ada, by herself, was rather in need of help and would not be able to continue duties on her own. Penelope, on the other hand, managed to maintain the household even as her husband, Odysseus, left a mess in the palace.
He recalls several times the death of their son and their inability to talk about it, but also feels fortunate that their marriage had survived it. Not speaking of it has also become a battle in his mind. Shiloh is what the entire story is about, the important battles. In the story, there are many different ways Leroy and Norma Jean can relate to this battlefield and I think that’s the importance of the title
“The dragon is by the side of the road, watching those who pass. Beware lest he devour you. We go to the father of souls, but it is necessary to pass by the dragon.” St. Cyril of Jerusalem uses this as a metaphor of temptation which is always lurking around. Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”, “The Life You Save May Be Your Own”, and “The Displaced Person” all show this theme of temptation. All Three characters in Flannery O’Connor’s short stories display the sin of pride.
In the stories “Good Country People”, “ The Life You Save May Be Your Own”, and “The Displaced Person” Flannery O’Connor had believed that pride was the root to all evil, and those who had to much would have their pride lead to their utter demise due to temptation. A quote that really ties into what O’Connor had been thinking was one by St. Cyril or Jerusalem. She had written that “ The dragon is by the side of the road, Watching those who pass. Beware least he devour you. We go to the father of souls, but it is necessary to pass by the dragon”.
"But two months dead…my poor father’s body…why she married with my uncle, my father’s brother, but no more like my father…But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue" (I.ii.29-30) Hamlet agonizingly groans to himself. It is clear towards the start of the play that Hamlet is damaged—internally. It makes him upset to see his mother get married not long after his father 's passing, and Hamlet feels alone since nobody else appears to feel this same torment and be grieving with him. Based on this evidence, it is safe to infer that Hamlet had an excellent and upright relationship with his now dead father whom he respected. Therefore, if one was not as courageous or as heroic as Hamlet, they would have protested
Some soldiers are overconfident in the war and some are underconfident. My service time is almost over. I have concerns about my family especially my aging mother. Will you re-enlist for the army. I will re-enlist facing these facts, the army is running low on soldiers, Americans should have freedom from Britain, and the army is receiving support from congress.
Norman Bowker is the epitome of how wartime can be harmful even after the war is over. Norman was a Vietnam Veteran who returned home in the book to find his life to be nothing like it was just years previous when he departed Bowker returned to find his girlfriend had married another man, his father was silent and disappointed in Bowkers lack of War Medals. Bowker found his home town changed and he missed the excitement of the War. Bowker also has trouble talking about the war. He reaches out to an old War friend who fails him.
In Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Good Country People” the protangonist, Joy, had mutual characteristics with each of the characters. Her and Mrs. Hopewell were both naïve to Manely Pointer’s true personality. Joy and Mrs. Freeman were both very serious people. Last her and Manely Pointer are both illusive, but for different reasons. Joy, or Hulga’s, point of view is third person limited, the reader can see what Joy is thinking and feeling, but only at certain points in the story.